Powerful Kona Low continues to drench Hawaii, flash flood watches in force for all islands with rare tornado warning for Niihau

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.

Powerful Kona Low continues to drench Hawaii, flash flood watches in force for all islands with rare tornado warning for Niihau

Posted by Julie Celestial on March 17, 2020

The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed all islands of Hawaii under flash flood watch on Tuesday, March 17, 2020– and has also issued a rare tornado warning for Niihau for the first time in 11 years– as a powerful low-pressure system – Kona Low – continues to dump widespread heavy rains across the islands.

The low is forecast to further produce bands of thunderstorms into Wednesday, March 18, with east-southeast winds of about 24 to 27 km/h (15 to 17 mph), and gusts as high as 37 km/h (23 mph). Scattered to isolated showers are also forecast to persist until Monday next week, March 23.

All islands, namely Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, Oahu, and the Big Island, could be impacted by flash flooding due to heavy rainfall, with Kuau and Oahu expected to be at the greatest risk.

“A Kona low west of the state will continue to produce bands of heavy rain and thunderstorms across portions of the island chain through tonight, and possibly into Wednesday,” said NSW on Tuesday.

“While all islands could experience flooding rainfall, the greatest risk for flooding will be on Kauai and Oahu, where soils are already saturated due to recent heavy rain.”

Moreover, inundations also threaten urban and leeward locations, particularly areas on lower elevations, NWS added.

The agency also emphasized that flash floods are life-threatening, with a warning saying, “do not cross fast-flowing water in your vehicle or on foot.”

“Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued. If you experience heavy rain or rising water, head to higher ground immediately,” NWS further warned

A rare tornado warning was also issued for the island of Niihau on Tuesday, which may be extended, dropped, or modified as conditions vary.  Local reports warn of flying debris, as well as damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles.

“This tornadic thunderstorm will remain over sparsely populated areas of Niihau in Kauai county,” said Khon2 News. This warning has been the first for Hawaii in more than 11 years.

According to NWS’s forecast, there will be occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm on Wednesday. Furthermore, some of the storms could generate heavy downpour.

Breezy winds are expected, with an east-southeast winds 24 to 27 km/h (15 to 17 mph) gusting to 37 km/h (23 mph). New rainfall amounts between 25 to 51 mm (1 to 2 inches) are also likely.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue until Friday, March 20, with up to 70 percent chance of precipitation.

By Saturday, March 21, scattered showers will occur but it will be mostly cloudy. On Monday, March 23, NWS forecast isolated showers; it will also be most likely sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain.

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